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Historic Rootstock Vineyard Discovered
A tangle of canes in a forgotten South African field turned out to be a long-lost historic rootstock vineyard. Peter F May visited Anton Nel who discovered its history and has plans for its future.
Buy the Right Wine Every Time - Book Review
Here's a wine guide for novices that won't go out of date. Peter F May reviews a book that helps novices find wines they'll like in supermarkets and then go on to find better quality wines with similar tastes.
Parker's Godforsaken Grapes
Famous and influential wine critic Robert Parker, the influential has blasted those who plant, grow and promote grape varieties that aren't already popular. Needless to say, Peter F May doesn't agree.
Start a Wine Tasting Group
How do you learn about wine? Taste as much as you can, says Peter F May, and a tasting group is the best way to sample a wide range.
What does "vintage" mean and how important is it? Peter F May considers why vintage wine is considered superior.
I'll Drink to That - Book Review
When Georges Duboeuf was 18 he made a bicycle ride that would change his life, improve the lives of his neighbours and elevate the wines they made to be world famous. Peter F May reviews a charming book that tells how Beaujolais became the most recognised wine name after Champagne.
Tempranillo - Tomorrow's Wine
Looking into his crystal ball for future wine trends Peter F May forecasts that soon we will all be drinking New World Tempranillo.
American Theme Wine Quiz
Fun wine quiz with an American Theme. No pressure, no prizes, just the glory, and maybe some factoids you can use to impress friends.
Five wine related questions. No pressure, no prizes but can you answer them? Peter F May dons his question master's hat.
Barrel Fermentation and Barrel Aging Wine
When buying wine you may be told that this wine was barrel fermented and that wine was barrel aged. Peter F May explains the difference and tells how cheap wines can get similar effects and what are giveaway words on the label.
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